Building Design reports
“DSDHA has won the competition to design a major new square on London’s South Bank.
The Waterloo City Square Scheme will see the roundabout circling the Waterloo Imax theatre and the streets around Waterloo Station given a badly-needed revamp, concentrating on rationalising the dark labyrinth of streets and subways around the station.”
SOURCE: Building Design – DSDHA wins Waterloo square competition
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Water feature specialist Crystal Fountains has secured the contract to design and build the water displays of the headquarters of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, Commercial Outdoor Design can reveal.
SOURCE: ConstructionWeekOnline.com – Crystal Fountains wins Masdar design contract
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Ann Arbor News – MLive.com reports
“Ann Arbor elected officials Monday OK’d a $77,000 fee for German artist and landscape architect Herbert Dreiseitl to develop a proposal for a three-part art installation on the city hall property.
The project is the first undertaken by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission.”
[SOURCE: Ann Arbor News - MLive.com - Ann Arbor moves ahead on city hall art project]
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The Tribeca Trib reports that the Downtown Alliance in Lower Manhattan (NY) is looking into animating Water Street as more companies move out and the street lacks activity at night and on weekends.
The Downtown Alliance has hired Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners and FxFowle Architects, to examine conduct a study on the street and then produce ideas and concepts on how the Alliance can reinvigorate the street.
SOURCE: Tribeca Trib – Downtown Alliance Wants To Bring Life to Water Street
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“Some contractors and consultants have not been paid for up to six months, and large Dubai-affiliated developers owe billions of dollars, according to contractors, lawyers and executives…”
SOURCE: FT.com / Middle East – Dubai contractors face cash flow crisis
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